GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
ASSESSMENT OF THE POSITIVE WAYS FOR LABOUR PREPARATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN URBAN AND RURAL WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE
The study assessed the positive ways for labour preparation: a comparative study between urban and rural women of reproductive age in Akwa Ibom State. For women to have excellent delivery experiences and outcomes, labor and childbirth preparation is essential. Preparing for labor is an important aspect of pregnancy that can contribute to a positive birth experience. Taking proactive steps to prepare physically, emotionally, and mentally can help expectant parents feel empowered, confident, and better equipped to navigate the challenges of labor and delivery. By attending childbirth education classes, practicing relaxation techniques, engaging in regular exercise, establishing a supportive birth team, and creating a birth plan, parents can navigate the challenges of labor with confidence, knowledge, and emotional readiness. The difference in labor preparation between urban and rural dwellers can vary due to several factors, including access to resources, cultural norms, and healthcare facilities. Urban dwellers often have better access to resources for labor preparation compared to their rural counterparts. In urban settings unlike rural settings, expectant parents may have more exposure to a variety of birthing options and alternative methods such as water births, hypnos-birthing, or home births. The study highlighted the concept of pregnancy, pregnancy & labour, labour preparation, reproductive age and the difference in labour preparation between urban and rural dwellers. The study concluded that by acknowledging the differences between urban and rural areas in Akwa Ibom State, healthcare providers, policymakers, and community leaders can work collaboratively to design interventions that address the unique challenges faced by women in each setting. By promoting positive labor preparation practices, enhancing access to resources, and respecting cultural values, we can improve maternal and child health outcomes and contribute to positive birth experiences for all women in Akwa Ibom State. One of the recommendations made was that efforts should be made to enhance access to resources for labor preparation in both urban and rural areas.
KEYWORDS: Labour Preparation, Urban and Rural Women, and Reproductive Age.
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